Postdoc in Plasma astrophysics / astroparticle physics

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Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
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Job Description

For our location in Zeuthen we are seeking:

Postdoc in Plasma astrophysics / astroparticle physics

Limited: 3 years | Starting date: earliest possible | ID: APPO006/2021 | Deadline: 25.03.2022 | Full-time/Part-time

DESY, with more than 2700 employees at its two locations in Hamburg and Zeuthen, is one of the world's leading research centres. Its research focuses on decoding the structure and function of matter, from the smallest particles of the universe to the building blocks of life. In this way, DESY contributes to solving the major questions and urgent challenges facing science, society and industry. With its ultramodern research infrastructure, its interdisciplinary research platforms and its international networks, DESY offers a highly attractive working environment in the fields of science, technology and administration as well as for the education of highly qualified young scientists.

DESY at its Zeuthen location near Berlin is a leading center for astroparticle physics with a focus on gamma-ray and neutrino astronomy, and the development of new detectors and detection technologies for future astroparticle physics experiments.The activities of astroparticle theory group include: particle transport and acceleration, plasma astrophysics.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position based at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY). The successful applicant will work on projects of mutual interests in Prof. Huirong Yan's group at both DESY and University of Potsdam. The appointment will be for three years with possible extension upon successful performance. As one of Germany's largest research centres, DESY carries out fundamental research in various areas including astroparticle physics. DESY experts are playing leadership roles in a number of international projects in astroparticle physics, including IceCube and CTA. Applicants with expertise on plasma astrophysics and/or astroparticle physics are particularly encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organizations in Germany. Classification is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of current and future research interests, and three references via electronic application system. Inquiries should be made directly to [email protected]. Applications received by Mar 25th, 2022 will receive full considerations.

About your role:

  • Postdoctoral appointment in astroparticle physics. We are particularly interested in scientists working in any of the following areas:
  • Plasma astrophysics
  • Particle transport and/or acceleration processes

About you:

  • Ph.D. in physics or astronomy or equivalent qualification
  • Experience with numerical studies of plasma processes or modeling/analysis of particle transport process in high energy phenomena
  • Good teamwork spirit

Good reasons to join:

Look forward to a unique working environment on our international research campus. We attach particular importance to appreciative cooperation and the well-being of our DESY employees. Gender equality is an important aspect for us. To support work life balance we offer flexible working hours, variable part-time and job-sharing. You will benefit from our family-friendly and collegial atmosphere, our established health management and occupational pension provision. As a public employer, we offer you a secure workplace and facilitate your individual career with our comprehensive training and development opportunities. Remuneration is according to the regulations of the TV-AVH.

For further inquiry please contact Prof. Dr. Huirong Yan at [email protected].

You can find further information here:

Applications should include a CV, a statement of research, a list of publications, and 3 references.

We look forward to receiving your application via our application portal.

DESY promotes equal opportunities and diversity. The professional development of women is very important to us and therefore we strongly encourage women to apply for the vacant position. Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified.

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestraße 85
22607 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2022 Feb 15
Application Deadline
2022 Mar 25